What Happens When A Non-Citizen Is Arrested?

Immigration Status And The Arrest Of A Noncitizen

When a noncitizen is arrested, his or her immigration status will be at risk. Even if a person is never officially placed under arrest and only receives a notice to appear in court, he or she may face immigration action, including the possibility of deportation. It is important to seek help from a lawyer who understands both criminal and immigration law.

At the law firm of , our attorneys bring more than 20 years of experience to matters involving criminal law and immigration status. We understand how stressful this time can be for you and your family, which is why we work hard to protect the rights of immigrants.

Potential Consequences Of An Arrest

Following the arrest of a noncitizen, immigration authorities may take a number of steps depending on a person’s status. Applications for citizenship may be denied, a person may be made ineligible to apply for an extension to remain in the U.S. or the state may start removal proceedings. A criminal conviction is not necessary for immigration authorities to pursue penalties against a noncitizen.

Even if you are a noncitizen, you still have certain rights under the law. With experience in both criminal defense and immigration law, our attorneys are well-situated to help guide you through this process, and to help you determine the best path forward for you and your family.

An Arrest Will Impact Your Status. Contact Us For The Legal Help You Need.


If you or a loved one is a noncitizen who has been arrested, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. To schedule an initial consultation, call our law office in Plymouth at . You may also contact us online. We provide representation to people throughout the Detroit metro area, Ann Arbor and across Michigan.